September 17, 2020

Job Posting: University of Alabama

Alabama's flagship public research university in Tuscaloosa is hiring an "Associate Director of Title IX Programs and Equal Opportunity Ombudsperson." This position is clearly outside the norm for university Ombuds and covers a range of formal and informal duties: 

The position is a designated neutral providing confidential and informal workplace and relationship conflict/dispute resolution options for the University community which includes student, staff, faculty, and other employees. The position, with regard to the Ombudsman role, is a confidential resource and employee concerns reported to the Ombudsperson will not be considered notice on behalf of the University. The Associate Director of Title IX Programs and Equal Opportunity Ombudsperson will conduct regular training sessions for UA employees and students regarding positive and productive conflict resolution skills. Additionally, the position may serve in an investigator role with regard to sexual misconduct investigations pursuant to the Code of Student Conduct as needed.
Applicants must have a JD or Master's Degree and three years of experience (or an equivalent combination) conducting Title IX investigations "and/or managing mediation/conflict resolution." The position pays $63,606 to $92,560 per year and applications are due September 23, 2020. (UA Jobs.)

Meanwhile, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has a full-time University Ombuds who practices to IOA standards. 

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